Job Descriptions

Research Assistants in food and drink manufacturing work usually work as part of a team conducting scientific and technical investigations to find new ways to improve products or the way they are produced.

Research is vital to product safety, product innovation and new production techniques as well as enhanced formulations that may be used, for instance, to reduce sugar or salt content....

As a retail assistant in a food business you could be employed in a large supermarket, greengrocers or even a small specialist food shop or delicatessen; this means that your duties can vary.

The retail manager is responsible for running the store on a day to day basis – in food retail this could be anything from a small delicatessen through to a large supermarket.

You’ll provide a range of professional and technical advice to farms and estates to help them make the best use of their land.
This means valuing property and other assets, advising on legal issues, and helping to develop the land to maximise profits
You might work across a number of related job areas of specialise in a number including the following:
• agriculture
• auctioneering and valuation
• environmental regulations and practices
• forestry and forests
• property management
This means that Rural Practice Surveyors may also be known by specialist titles such as Land Agent, Forester, Environmental Consultant, Property Manager etc.

As a Sales Executive you’ll be the key interface between your company and its customers so you’ll offer advice, deal with issues, and introduce them to new products.
You’ll also have a major role in capturing new customers and increasing sales to meet company business targets....

As a Sales Manager you’ll lead a team of sales staff working towards agreed targets selling particular food products or possibly a wider range of products in a specific geographical area.
You’ll need to be a good planner and organiser and able to motivate through demonstrating your own skills and enthusiasm.
Your team could be selling to the major retailers or smaller networks of grocery shops.

As a sales representative you’ll not only play a vital role in increasing sales to existing customers but also securing new business for your company.
Most sales reps are given a specific territory or product range to sell and the company will be depending on you to achieve good profit margins, maximum sales and account growth....

As a skilled member of the food manufacturing team, you’ll be right at the heart of making some of the famous foods you see advertised every day on TV.

As a skilled operative you’ll have received specific training which will enable you to do your job to a high level of specification....

Soil is a natural and renewable resource, and is vital to the global primary production of food.
As a soil scientist you’ll gather, evaluate and interpret all scientific information about soils and soil resources and use this to improve agricultural production.
The efficient management of soil is also vital for the benefit of the environment and your research into the soil composition of various locations could be used to inform construction, landscaping and even agricultural projects.

This is a role which is vital to the continued profitability of the company.

As the company Supply Chain Manager you’ll be leading the team which transfers all of the products your company makes on to the end user. In the food sector this will be either a major supermarket retailer or a wholesale distribution business....